Near, T.J., C.M. Bossu, G.S. Bradburd, R.L. Carlson, R.C. Harrington, P.R. Hollingsworth, Jr., B.P. Keck, and D.A. Etnier. 2011. Phylogeny and temporal diversification of darters (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Systematic Biology 60(5): 565-595. download pdf. cover.
Carlson, R.L. and G.V. Lauder. 2011. Escaping the flow: Use of the boundary layer by the darter Etheostoma tetrazonum (Percidae) during benthic station-holding. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 1181-1193. download pdf. Inside JEB.
Carlson, R.L. 2010. Review of "Fish Locomotion: An Eco-Ethological Perspective", P. Domenici and B.G. Kapoor, eds. Copeia 4: 735. download pdf.
Carlson, R.L. and P.C. Wainwright. 2010 . The ecological morphology of darter fishes (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 30-45. download pdf.
Carlson, R.L. and G.V. Lauder. 2010. Living on the bottom: the kinematics of benthic station-holding in darter fishes (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Journal of Morphology 271: 25-35. download pdf. cover.
Carlson, R.L., P.C. Wainwright, and T.J. Near. 2009. Relationship between species co-occurrence and morphological change in Percina darters (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Evolution 63(3): 767-778. download pdf.
Perez, K.*, R.L. Carlson*, M.J. Shulman, and J.C. Ellis. 2009. Why are intertidal snails rare in the subtidal? Predation, growth, and the vertical distribution of Littorina littorea (L.) in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine BIology and Ecology 369(2): 79-86. *Equal contribution; order of names is a historical artifact. download pdf.
Carlson, R.L. 2008. Morphological change in the tessellated darter (Etheostoma olmstedi) following the introduction of the banded darter (E. zonale) to the Susquehanna River Drainage. Copeia 3: 661-668. download pdf.
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Carlson, R.L., M.J. Shulman, and J.C. Ellis. 2006. Factors contributing to spatial heterogeneity in the abundance of the common periwinkle Littorina littorea (L.). Journal of Molluscan Studies 72: 149-156. download pdf.
McCune, A.R. and R.L. Carlson. 2004. Twenty ways to lose your bladder: common natural mutants in zebrafish and widespread convergence of swimbladder loss in teleost fishes. Evolution and Development 6(4): 246-259. download pdf.
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